Another consideration is the height of the saw blade. The higher the blade is raised, the fewer teeth are in the stock at any one time. This means the force of the blade is directed downward, not back, so there’s less chance the workpiece gets pushed back toward you. But, there is a drawback to raising the blade. You may get rougher cuts from the “chopping” action of the teeth. So I compromise and set the blade with the bottom of the gullets just above the top of the workpiece.